Papers recovered in CBI hunt in 3 metros over pulses fraud

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New Delhi, Dec 14 (UNI) Incriminating documents were recovered today in CBI searches at nine places in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai in connection with fraudulent import and sale of Urad Dal by three officials of the State Trading Corporation (STC).

A case of criminal conspiracy, cheating and abuse of official position has been registered against a Chief General Manager, a General Manager and a Deputy General Manager of the STC for showing undue favour to two private firms by fraudulently procuring and selling the Urad Dal on account of the STC, causing a loss of Rs 7.71 crore to the exchequer.

In December 2006, the accused officials had floated a tender for importing the pulses. The supply orders were made at exorbitant rates and the pulses were sold at rates much below the prevailing market rates, a CBI spokesperson said.

It was also revealed that the companies from whom pulses were imported and then sold were owned by the same group of persons.

The incriminating documents recovered during the searches were being scrutinised, the spokesperson added.


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